On today’s menu: MythBuster vs. Race Car, the world’s first solar-powered family car, a tack bag, Throne Watches, and the bike of the day.
I can’t help but cheer for first time builders. Egor Tiugaev put in over 400 hours into this bobber that hits the mark.
I hope they realize it’s not really a family car until there’s Big Gulp holders on every door, smudge marks on all smooth surfaces, and enough food scraps on the floor to feed a small pig farm for a day. (Says the father of two young whippersnappers).
presented by the solar team eindhoven as the world’s first solar-powered family car, ‘stella’, the ‘energy positive’ vehicle provides accommodation for four people, fully accessible trunk space, an intuitive steering system, and has a range of 600 kilometers. equipped with photo-voltaic panels, the roof-mounted solar cells can generate more electricity on average than it consumes, meaning that with the surplus of electricity it produces, the excess can be returned to the power grid. by combining aerodynamic design with lightweight materials like carbon and aluminum, the concept boasts a stream-lined silhouette for an extremely fuel-efficient ride.
We love tote bags – easy access, no sweaty back, easily removed. We love backpacks – distributes weight, easy to ride with on a bike. But we could never ride a bike with a tote comfortably or safely and we got tired of taking our backpack off every time we needed something, so we combined the two and made the Tack. Throw it on your back, ride to the market, convert it to a tote in seconds, shop, then switch it back to a backpack, jump back on the bike, and pedal to the next adventure. As a top loading bag it can also handle oversize objects, yet it also has adjustable front straps for odd shaped objects as well. Handhold it, wear it on your shoulder, or carry it on your back, this bag could be your new everyday bag.
Sometime you just want a watch that looks good, has some patina, and doesn’t cost you an appendage. For around US $150, I think the Throne guys are onto something here with their selection of curated watches.
Every Throne watch is made by hand in our Brooklyn, New York workshop. Every watch face is carefully selected from watch shops, antique stores, and a variety of other locations in and around the city. Most watches are one-of-a-kind but once in a while we come across multiples of the same face in which case we will make more than one available in that style.
You really needed Usain Bolt on the job here, not some insane dolt. (But seriously, I love the MythBuster lads. They do all of their crazy stunts and experiments within 10 minutes of my hood).